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Rufus and Martha Wainwright to Bring Holiday Show Back to NYC, 12/17-18


Noël Nights Will Feature Special Guests Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright and many more plus special appearances by Cyndi Lauper (Dec. 17) and Renee Fleming (Dec. 18).

After a three-year hiatus from their hometowns Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Noël Nights mark a grand holiday return to New York City, December 17 and 18 at Town Hall. The cherished holiday tradition features musical holiday-flavored performances from many members of the talented McGarrigle/Wainwright musical dynasty, including Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Sloan Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche.

These concerts benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation. The legendary McGarrigle/Wainwright Christmas shows were Kate's creation and passion to raise money for sarcoma research, the rare and underfunded cancer that took her life in 2010. Kate performed her last Christmas show in London in 2009. In 2011, Rufus and Martha decided it was time to bring back the family Christmas show - to revive the great family gathering that Kate loved so and to carry on Kate's fundraising efforts. In 2011, the shows were presented in New York and Montreal. In 2012, Rufus and Martha traveled to the West Coast for holiday shows in Oakland and Los Angeles, respectively. Rufus and Martha took last year off entirely because Martha was expecting her second child. The McGarrigle/Wainwright family is proud to revive the shows this year in New York City, where they have proven to be a huge success in past years.

Special VIP packages are available for both nights. The $500 package provides two premium-location seats, a family inspired gift bag, raffle tickets for the big draw, and a post-show meet and greet. To help support the Kate McGarrigle Foundation, the sole fundraiser this year, contact Tracy Reid at Absolutely Live Entertainment at 646-233-2950, or

Tickets for Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Noël Nights are available online at and via phone at (800) 745-3000.

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